City of Kelowna

The City of Kelowna will start enforcing Stage 1 watering restrictions in a bid to conserve water. (Linda Scott photo)

City of Kelowna ups water restriction enforcement as drought conditions continue

If you have received a warning and are caught watering outside your schedule, you will be fined

The City of Kelowna will start enforcing Stage 1 watering restrictions in a bid to conserve water. (Linda Scott photo)
Two women look at the wreckage on the morning of Tuesday, July 13, after a crane collapsed in downtown Kelowna the previous day. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

WorksafeBC returns deadly Kelowna crane collapse site to developer

Mission Group working to determine next steps, possible timeline changes

Two women look at the wreckage on the morning of Tuesday, July 13, after a crane collapsed in downtown Kelowna the previous day. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
An investigation was conducted and resulted in the seizure of various amounts of suspected illegal drugs including fentanyl, crystal meth, powdered cocaine, crack cocaine and heroine. (Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit)

Gang cops seize drugs, gun during vehicle stop in Kelowna

The Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit located a cache of illegal drugs, weapons and a firearm.

An investigation was conducted and resulted in the seizure of various amounts of suspected illegal drugs including fentanyl, crystal meth, powdered cocaine, crack cocaine and heroine. (Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit)
Three participants march at Kelowna Pride in 2019. (Kelowna Pride Society)

Peaceful protest planned against West Kelowna homophobic church

The protest comes after LGBTQ2S+ community members pushed back against the church’s statement of beliefs

Three participants march at Kelowna Pride in 2019. (Kelowna Pride Society)
The Central Okanagan area is also lagging behind on COVID-19 vaccinations, despite the province reducing the wait time between doses to 28 days, as opposed to the original 49 days. (Black Press file photo)

Central Okanagan represents 36 per cent of B.C.’s COVID-19 cases

The Central Okanagan tops the charts for the most COVID-19 cases in the province

The Central Okanagan area is also lagging behind on COVID-19 vaccinations, despite the province reducing the wait time between doses to 28 days, as opposed to the original 49 days. (Black Press file photo)
Interior Health is recommending parents and eligible school-aged children get the vaccine before heading back to class. (Metro Creative photo)

Central Okanagan families urged to get vaccinated before school year starts

A letter was sent to parents of school-aged children by email from Interior Health

Interior Health is recommending parents and eligible school-aged children get the vaccine before heading back to class. (Metro Creative photo)
The alleged suspect is seen in video footage released by the Kelowna RCMP. (Kelowna RCMP)

Surveillance footage of alleged Kelowna shooting suspect released

The footage shows the alleged suspect of Saturday’s shooting

The alleged suspect is seen in video footage released by the Kelowna RCMP. (Kelowna RCMP)
Kyle Gianis. (Instagram/Iron Athletics)

B.C. man who survived 2 recent assassination attempts has a history of getting shot at

Kyle Gianis has survived four attempts on his life in B.C.

Kyle Gianis. (Instagram/Iron Athletics)
(AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

Kelowna restaurant workers urged to get COVID vaccine amid outbreak

The majority of new COVID-19 cases are among unimmunized young adults

(AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
BNA will remained closed during the B.C. Day long weekend to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the Kelowna community. (BNA Facebook)

Kelowna’s BNA, Skinny Duke’s to remain closed to stop spread of COVID-19

The two restaurants voluntarily closed on Tuesday, July 27 due to recent COVID-19 exposures

BNA will remained closed during the B.C. Day long weekend to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the Kelowna community. (BNA Facebook)
The victim and the suspect were known to each other and the incident is an isolated one, according to a Kelowna RCMP press release. (Black Press File Photo)

Kelowna man arrested for allegedly assaulting person and police

A 35-year-old Kelowna man has been held in custody and will be brought before the court

The victim and the suspect were known to each other and the incident is an isolated one, according to a Kelowna RCMP press release. (Black Press File Photo)
Crews continue to battle a fire at Rutland’s Olympia Greek Taverna that broke out overnight on the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 7. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)

Popular Kelowna restaurant submits rebuilding plans after devastating fire

Olympia Greek Taverna tendered its plans to the city in June

Crews continue to battle a fire at Rutland’s Olympia Greek Taverna that broke out overnight on the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 7. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)
The policy change impacts all routes and service in the Kelowna Regional Transit System, route 90 between UBC Okanagan and Vernon, and route 70 between Penticton and Kelowna. (Contributed/BC Transit)

BC Transit to require face coverings in the Central Okanagan

This comes after Interior Health reinstituted a mask mandate for the Central Okanagan

The policy change impacts all routes and service in the Kelowna Regional Transit System, route 90 between UBC Okanagan and Vernon, and route 70 between Penticton and Kelowna. (Contributed/BC Transit)
Smoke from the wildfires have stopped deliveries in Kelowna, Penticton and Oliver and delivery will resume once it is deemed safe to do so.

No mail deliveries for Kelowna, Penticton and Oliver due to poor air quality

Canada Post prompted a red service alert on Wednesday, July 28

Smoke from the wildfires have stopped deliveries in Kelowna, Penticton and Oliver and delivery will resume once it is deemed safe to do so.
The coalition was formed after an LGBTQ2S+ community town hall was hosted to hold MP Tracy Gray accountable for voting against a conversion therapy ban. (Black Press file photo)

LGBTQ2S+ coalition demands public apology from Kelowna-Lake Country MP

Tracy Gray voted against a bill banning conversion therapy in June

The coalition was formed after an LGBTQ2S+ community town hall was hosted to hold MP Tracy Gray accountable for voting against a conversion therapy ban. (Black Press file photo)
A rendering of the proposed tower included in New Town Architecture’s January 2021 application to the city. (Contributed/New Town Architecture)

‘Slap in the face’: Kelowna council slams door on 35-storey downtown highrise

Coun. Ryan Donn said the proposal felt like a ‘PR stunt’ from the get-go

A rendering of the proposed tower included in New Town Architecture’s January 2021 application to the city. (Contributed/New Town Architecture)
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Advocacy Canada is a local group founded by community member Wilbur Turner. (Pexels)

Okanagan advocacy group to compile list of LGBTQ2S+ friendly churches

The list aims to expose churches that are openly hostile to LGBTQ2S+ people in the region

Advocacy Canada is a local group founded by community member Wilbur Turner. (Pexels)
A photo of Edmond Crooks provided by Kelowna RCMP. (Contributed/Kelowna RCMP)

Mounties seeking public assistance for missing Kelowna man

Edmond Crooks was last seen on Saturday, July 24 leaving his residence on foot

A photo of Edmond Crooks provided by Kelowna RCMP. (Contributed/Kelowna RCMP)
A photo of the Brenda Creek fire from July 15. The fire grew to an estimated 824 ha, according to a BC Wildfire update on Sunday, July 24. (Contributed/B.C. Wildfire Service)

UPDATED: Brenda Creek fire grows to an estimated of 824 ha

Crews continue to battle the fire and protect the transmission line in the area

A photo of the Brenda Creek fire from July 15. The fire grew to an estimated 824 ha, according to a BC Wildfire update on Sunday, July 24. (Contributed/B.C. Wildfire Service)